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Author: Darren Shan Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Release Date: December 2013 ISBN: 9781483087566
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Trials of Death is the second book of a grueling, three-part Darren Shan adventure.

The trials: seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five of these fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan—or face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing.

Author Darren Shan’s vivid detail and original voice will continue to have young readers glued to their seats in horror.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of the series will again line up to devour this latest installment of Darren’s story. Loads of action and gruesome adventures cram the story of a young man coming to terms with his vampiric nature. Darren begins to grow a bit as a person, a rarity in most serialized characters, making this book as interesting to read as the first installment in the story. Of course, there is plenty of gore to satisfy the bloodthirsty, with the promise of much more to come. There are far too few horror stories to offer middle school and junior high students. This series, although grisly in detail, is still appropriate for the younger fans of the vampire genre. Any chapter would make a riveting read-aloud as they end leaving the reader wondering what will happen next.”


  • “With loads of bone-chilling action and near-death battles, Shan takes Cirque du Freak to an even scarier level in this fifth book. Scenes of Darren being gashed with stalactites and savagely burned are gruesome and cool, while the story provides surprises that will make your jaw drop. Trials of Death will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Fast-paced and full of macabre touches.”

    J. K. Rowling

  • “Compulsively readable.”

    School Library Journal

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About the Author

Darren Shan is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the Demonata series, the Saga of Larten Crepsley, the Saga of Darren Shan, the Zom-B series, among others, as well as several stand-alone novels. His books are sold on every continent and in over thirty languages and have been bestsellers in countries including the US, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Hungary, Japan, Taiwan, and the UAE. In total, they have sold over twenty-five million copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespeare and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearland 13 Going On 30. He lives in Los Angeles.